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bia9x January 31st, 2013 11:30 AM

F-14A vs F-15I
Hello comrades, I have a question as we all know.The present time only about possible conflicts between Israel and Iran, so as far as I know, the F-14A is still the backbone of the Iranian army, but old electronic system (which may haveupgraded by Russia), but maneuverability almost Su-27 (ie more than the F-15I) and long-range missiles AIM-54 phoenix.Sure would be a real threat to the F-15I of the Jews?

PERFORMANCE of Grumman F-14A Tomcat

Wing span: 19,45 m. (wings forward)

Wing span: 11,65 m. (wings swept)

Length: 19,10 m.

Height: 4,88 m.

Max. speed: Mach 2.34 (2517 km/h, 1564 mph.)

Empty weight: 39,310 lbs.(17830 kg.)

Max. weight: 74,348 lbs.(33724 kg.)

Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-414 afterburning turbofans

Thrust: 14,000 lbs.(6350 kg.) each

With Afterburner: 20,900 lbs.(9480 kg.) each

Guns: 1 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling Gun, with 675 rounds
Hardpoints: 10 total: 6 under-fuselage, 2 under nacelles and 2 on wing gloves with a capacity of 14,500 lb (6,600 kg) of ordnance and fuel tanks

Missiles: Air-to-air missiles: AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder. Or amended with R-27, MIM-23

PERFORMANCE of Grumman F-15I

Primary Role

- Tandem seat attack plane


Wingspan: 13.5 m
Length: 19.43 m
Height: 5.63 m


Maximum speed: Mach 2.5 at high altitude,
1,482 kph at low altitude
Range: 4,450 km


Empty: 14,379 kg
Max. loaded: 36,750 kg

Power Plant

- 2 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines with a max. thrust of 29,000 lb. each


- 20 mm. 6 barrelled cannon at wing root. Air-to air missiles: Python 3, Python 4, Sidewinder, Sparrow and AMRAAM. Varied air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs.
Total carry load capacity: up to 11 tons

I would go with the Iranian F-14A + IL-76 AEW + IRST and AIM-54 As well as the high mobility, I concluded when I read somewhere on the learning ability of the Su-27 F-14 (which is probably the Soviets refer to as from 1979 onwards), and in the movie Top Gun, Tom Cruise,I saw a cobra action of F-14. IAI Phalcon AEW + F-15I and the AIM-120 will also be a threat.But AIM-120 as far as I know the lower range of the phoenix. We are talking about BVR, and Dogfight, depending on the level of the pilot, I do not know F15I the maneuver with specific numbers?

Preceptor January 31st, 2013 12:37 PM

Thread Locked. Read the Forum Rules before opening another thread, in this instance paying particular attention to rule #3 "no vs. threads". Such threads tend to be long on nationalistic chest thumping and rather short on facts and reality. In this specific instance, Iranian F-14's are in service with the Air Force, not the Army, most reputable sources for information believe only a handful are still operational (and thus too few to serve as the 'backbone' of the Air Force) and that few (again, if any) operational AIM-54 Phoenix AAM's are still in service. When such a string of errors exist, even in a thread which does not violate the rules, it becomes difficult to have meaningful discussion.

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